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“The role of women in contemporary arts and culture has been brought into sharp focus following the centenary year” – Minister Humphreys
22 Mar 2017 | The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys held a Gender Policy Workshop today with key representatives from National Cultural Institutions which included the IFB, Waking the Feminists, The Arts Council, Culture Ireland and her own department. 
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Irish Equity and IFTN discuss the “Pay to Play” Scam - What is it and why do actors need to be aware?
23 Feb 2017 | The Krekorian Talent Scam Prevention Act made headlines in the United States this week when multiple casting studios and directors were charged under the act, for unfairly exploiting payment from actors for auditions. 
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Irish TV to be Liquidated with Loss of 30 jobs
22 Dec 2016 | The Westport-based television company Irish TV is to be wound up with a loss of 30 jobs, following an order by the High Court. 
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TV Licence Loophole for Online Content to Be Addressed
19 Dec 2016 | Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has indicated that laws may be changed as those who currently don’t own a television but watch RTÉ programmes online may be obliged to buy a TV licence in the future. 
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21st Century Fox Will Pay £11.7bn in Sky Takeover Bid
15 Dec 2016 | Rupert Murdoch has confirmed 21st Century Fox has lodged a £11.7bn bid for the 61% stake it doesn't own in Sky. 
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Sale of Ardmore Studios may result in Residential Development of 18 Acre Site
13 Dec 2016 | The site’s future is uncertain as, despite an annual spend upwards of €70M in Co. Wicklow, it may be used for much-needed residential housing in the area. 
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TV3 concludes transaction to acquire UTV Ireland
01 Dec 2016 | TV3, Ireland’s leading commercial broadcaster and owned by Virgin Media Limited, today announced it has completed the acquisition of UTV Ireland. The company also confirmed it will have three free-to-air TV channels operating under the TV3 Group. 
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BAI to Issue Recent Decisions on Complaints
29 Nov 2016 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) will issue the decisions in respect of complaints most recently considered by its Compliance Committee and the Executive Complaints Forum tomorrow, Wednesday, 30th November at noon. 
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Irish TV Closure leads to job losses in Northern Ireland
28 Nov 2016 | It's understood around 30 jobs have been lost as a result of the closure. It's believed around nine full-time staff were employed at the office with around two dozen others working for the firm. The Irish TV (NI) Limited office is based at the Torrent Complex at Hillview Avenue in Donaghmore, Co Tyrone. 
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Days left to submit views on BAI’s 3 year Strategy Statement
28 Nov 2016 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is reminding members of the viewing and listening public, broadcasters and other interested individuals that the public consultation on its draft Strategy Statement (2017-2019) will close at noon on Thursday, 1st December. 
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Jobs to be lost at RTÉ
25 Nov 2016 | RTÉ announced on Wednesday evening that it would no longer be producing programmes for young people. It issued a statement confirming the news. 
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Miriam Devitt, Warner Bros Ireland Scholarship Recipient Speaks to IFTN
22 Nov 2016 | An MA Screenwriting student at the National Film School at Dublin’s Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT), Miriam was announced on Friday 18th November as this year’s recipient of the Warner Bros. Creative Talent scholarship. 
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Vacancies on the BAI Board
22 Nov 2016 | Contract Awards Committee and Compliance Committee are advertised on stateboards.ie 
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BAI Broadcast Complaints Decisions 2016
02 Nov 2016 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has published the most recent broadcasting complaints decisions. 
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Public consultation launched by BAI on draft General Commercial Communications Code
01 Sep 2016 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has launched the consultation to ensure public confidence in the standards of commercial communications. 
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The Audiovisual Federation has called for restoration of IFB Funding
27 Jul 2016 | As part of its pre-budget recommendations, the Audiovisual Federation has echoed a recent call made by the Irish Film Board to restore capital funding of €20M. 
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Latest Moments Worth Paying For trailer released
21 Jul 2016 | The ‘Storks’ animation directed by Nicholas Stoller and Doug Sweetland features in the latest trailer released by The Industry Trust for IP Awareness and Warner Bros. Pictures UK and Ireland. 
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Dublin animation studio Boulder Media acquired by Hasbro
14 Jul 2016 | Hasbro Expands TV and Feature Film Capabilities with Purchase of Irish Animation Studio 
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Ashford Studios in Wicklow Planning
11 Jul 2016 | Ashford Studios has applied for planning permission for a major development at the site in Wicklow. 
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BBC reduces top executive team from 16 to 11 members
08 Jul 2016 | BBC’s director general Tony Hall has announced a revamped senior leadership structure for BBC, which reduces the size of the overall top executive team from 16 members to 11. 
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